LIKE AN urban guernica

For over two decades Ron Jones has been making paintings that comment on the world around him with imagery akin to modern hieroglyphics, combining African influence with pop iconography.

Born and raised in Michigan, Ron Haywood Jones studied illustration at Parson’s School of Design. Jones went on to start careers in ad agencies and textile design studios. The influence of textile design is apparent in his artwork through the bright colors, repeated symbols, and textures. He is presently working on a series of artworks that have “an ongoing theme of past individualization of people from Africa, and past social movements circa the 1960’s and current urban issues.” Jones remarks, “my work is like some kind of urban Guernica.”